MEET Dr Ezekiel Oyebola Oyemomi who was born on 9th May, 1959 in Ibadan to late Elder James Adigun Oyemomi from Olugbon Compound, Orile-Owu in Ayedaade South Local Council Development Area, carved from the bigger Ayedaade Local Government and Late Mrs. Christiana Mopelola Atole Oyemomi nee Adekanmbi who hailed from Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan North, Oyo state.
He started his primary school education at the St. Peter’s primary school, Aremo, Ibadan in 1967 where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1972 . He then proceeded to the CAC Secondary Modern School, Anlugbua, Bashorun, Ibadan between 1973 and 1975 after which he continued at the Wesley College, Elekuro, Ibadan and obtained his Teacher’s Grade II Certificate in July 1978 . With an enviable performance and result at Wesley College in Ibadan, he moved on to study Business Administration and Management at the prestigious Yaba College of Technology popularly known as YABATECH where he obtained his OND and HND in Business Administration and Management in June 1981 and June 1983 r espectively. Amidst work and other commitments, he did not stop there but worked at many professional qualifications and memberships, to mention a few Fellow (FCA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) , Fellow (FCIT) Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) , Doctoral Member (DPFM) Institute of Professional Financial Managers (London) Fellow (FIPAN) Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria (IPAN) etc. as well as a Master In Business Administration (MBA) from the then Ogun State University Ago Iwoye now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye in year 2000. He also proceeded to obtain a PHD in Management at St. Clements University, South Australia where he wrote his dissertation on Poverty Eradication efforts in Nigeria.
Dr. Ezekiel Oyemomi started his career as a teacher after training to be a Grade II teacher at Wesley College and after further education at YABATECH , he was employed as a Higher Statistical Officer at the Federal Ministry of National Planning to serve under the then Federal Office of Statistics from where he was eventually posted to the Federal Ministry of Education. He went through the system and rose to become a Permanent Secretary in October 2008 and served in that capacity at the Ministry of Police Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Ministry of Lands and Housing and Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development where he retired on the 10th of November 2015. It is worth mentioning that some are good at absorbing knowledge and theories just as a sponge absorbs water but cannot apply it to practical issues in the society. This is not the case with
Dr Ezekiel Oyemomi . His ability to put knowledge, observations and theories into practical use in the offices he has found himself at every point in time and has also been testified to by the various calibre of people that have derived pleasure in working with him at one time or the other.
His dedication to duty, high productivity, human development, innovation, doggedness and determination at work earned him a National Honour in 2012, National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) , which is given to people who are diligent and are found to have contributed to their chosen line of call. Dr. Oyemomi was also overwhelmingly voted as the best public servant in an opinion poll by a Research Human Resources Institute in 2012 . Other awards credited to him include but not limited to 2 times RMRDC Commendation of Selfless Efforts and Commitment to Duty in 1994,
Africa Meritorious Service Award for Good Conduct, Africa International Achiever’s Merit Award for Excellence – both in 2003, African Achievers International Gold Award of Leadership and Good Governance in recognition of exemplary Leadership and Style on Public Service in 2007, Dr Kwame Nkrumah Outstanding Merit Award in recognition of contribution and achievements in field of endeavour in 2010, Sardauna Leadership Award of Excellence and Patriotism in Recognition of immense contribution to Nation building also in 2010, 2010 Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award Induction into the All-Africa Students Union (AASU) Hall of Fame for the Commitment towards the development of the Nigerian Military and the Nigerian Civil Service in 2011 , and many more awards.
After working and excelling in many capacities in the public service sector on various governance issues and programmes under nine (9) Administrations, he is so excited about the opportunities to continue to serve in his home state of Osun now, The over 31 years’ experience to invest in the Osun people, the workforce, youth, women and other stakeholders make it another stretch of exciting and fulfilling experience to look forward to. The foundation laid by the present administration, with our innovative mandate thrusts shall galvanise him and his focused team to turn the various opportunities to actualising the great potentials of the state of Osun as the industrial giant it is supposed to be. . He has the dexterity and insight to assemble people of like minds to work at identifying and solving problems. Things are broken and need to be fixed. Notwithstanding the fact that he and his team have identified some areas of concentration, all sectors within the state will be touched and worked upon; none will be neglected.
His personal conviction that he can make a difference is the pivot upon which the zeal to contest for the position of governor of the state is.